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First athletes inside the Olympic Village test positive for COVID

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More athletes test positive for COVID-19 in the Olympic Village.

On Sunday, organizers in Tokyo confirmed ten new cases related to the games. According to Reuters, South Africa revealed that two of its soccer players, Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi, along with a team analyst, Mario Masha, tested positive for the virus.

“We have three positive COVID-19 cases in the camp here, two players and one official,” team principal Mxolisi Sibam said in a press release from the South African Football Association on Sunday.

“There is a daily exam … Masha and Monyane reported high temperatures and positive saliva tests, and then they took them to do the nasal test … and unfortunately they tested positive for COVID-19. Mahlatsi is the latest player to go through the same process. “

He continued with: “This unfortunate situation has caused us to miss our first intensive training session last night.”

Japan is going ahead with the games despite rising infection rates.

There have been at least a thousand new cases in the general population of Tokyo for five consecutive days. Polls show that many Japanese are against holding the games due to the pandemic.

Opening ceremonies are scheduled for Friday. With more cases of COVID-19 infecting athletes, do you think they should reschedule the Tokyo 2020 Olympics again?


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